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Sinusitis

Question
Posted by: Melwain1@sky.com | 2018/12/30

Q.

Chronic nasal polyps

I have chronic nasal polyps, surgically removed 12 times in a 16 year period, oral Predisonol provides relief but my DR won’t allow me to take long term, Why? I am 56 what other options are there? Started when I turned 40, diagnosed with late onset asthma and found to be aspirin intolerant, have completed an aspirin desensitisation programme and now take 75mg daily at night. Nose sprays don’t work. Steroid nose drops don’t really work either as they are unable to access the affected sinuses. This condition is really affecting my quality of life and despite 12 operations is not getting any better, Any advice most welcome

Expert's Reply

A.

Sinusitis Expert
- 2019/01/09

New options apart from continuing to use aspirin would be to use Verapamil as well as a chronic Macrolide antibiotic. I would also consider using oral steroids long term due to the severity of the disease.

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